McGregor VS Mayweather is a hot topic, lets not forget about UFC 214

The Conor McGregor VS Floyd Maweather show is going on. If you are a part of any MMA groups you know by now it’s about all anyone can talk about. Lets put that to the side for now and preview UFC 214, an awesome MMA card. UFC 214 will have 3 title fights.

Jon Jones ( 22 – 1 ) VS Daniel Cormier ( 19 – 1 )  

This fight is a rematch from UFC 182, back in 2015. Jon Jones came away with the decision. Handing Daniel Cormier his first and only loss. As everyone knows Jon has had some personal issues that had his title stripped and then had to serve a suspension. The fall out of Jon being stripped of his Light Heavyweight Title led to a new champion, Daniel Cormier.

Daniel Cormier won the vacant title in a fight against Anthony Johnson back at UFC 187, May 23rd 2015. He has defended the title twice. A fight against Jon Jones was replaced with a fight against Anderson Silva at UFC 200 in a non title fight. I speak for all fight fans when I say I can’t wait to see these guys to finally fight again.

Tyron Woodley ( 17 – 3 – 1 ) VS Demian Maia ( 22 – 6 )

This one is for the Welterweight Championship. Demian Maia is riding a 7 fight win streak and has finally earned his shot at the title. His last 3 wins came against Jorge Masvidal, Carlos Condit and Matt Brown.

Standing in his way is Tyron Woodley. Tyron took the belt in violent fashion against Robbie Lawler, a first round knock out of the reigning welterweight king. His last two were against Stephan Thompson, the first one was a draw and the second one Woodley came away with the majority decision. It wasn’t a very exciting fight but Woodley turned it up in the 5th round and got his hand raised.

Cyborg ( 17 -1 – 1 ) Vs Tonya Evinger  ( 19 – 5 – 1 )

Our third title fight on the card. This one for the women’s Featherweight Title. Germaine de Randamie was stripped of her title for refusing to fight Cyborg. This division was made for Cyborg, the dream fight back in the day was always Cyborg VS Ronda Rousey but the 135 weight class was to big of a cut, even 140 was tough. Now that there is a 145 pound division, we finally have Cyborg in a UFC title fight.

Her opponent, Tonya Evinger. Tonya will be making her UFC debut, a title fight isn’t a bad way to introduce yourself. Originally Megan Anderson was going to be Cyborg’s opponent but she was forced to pull out.

Robbie Lawler ( 27 – 11 – 1 ) VS Donald Cerrone ( 32 – 8 – 1 )

This fight could easily be a main event on another card, this tells you just how stacked UFC 214 really is. Robbie Lawler is coming off a loss against Tyron Woodley. Lawler lost his title in that fight. He took almost a year off and now here he is going back to work. This fight was suppose to be on UFC 213 but Donald was forced to pull out, so it was rescheduled for this card.

Donald Cerrone is coming off a loss to Jorge Masvidal. You have to wonder if Donald fights to often, not leaving his body time to heal. He certainly didn’t look like himself in his last fight, he was coming off a war with Matt Brown and takes a fight against Jorge Masvidal just 6 weeks later.

This is one of those fights that it’s hard to make an educated guess who will win. I will tell you who wins in this one, the fans do !

Carlos Condit vs. Demian Maia added to UFC 202

UFC 202 is getting pretty legit.

Condit had stated, following his epic five -round championship war with Robbie Lawler, that it would take something special to bring him back into the fray. It turns out top Welterweight contender Demian Maia is that special someone and both men are now set to collide at UFC 202.

Carlos Condit (30-9, 7-5 in UFC) lost a spectacular yet controversial split decision to Robbie Lawler at the  beginning of the year. Following that bout Condit hinted at retirement, but has seemingly found an extra drive that will push him back into the Octagon. Of Condit’s 7 wins in the UFC 5 have come by knockout.

Demian Maia (23-6, 17-6 in UFC) is currently on the best run of his career, especially at Welterweight as he is riding a five-fight winning streak. His streak includes wins over Ryan LaFlare, Gunnar Nelson and submission victories over top ten contenders Matt Brown and Neil Magny.

UFC 202 will be headlined by a Welterweight rematch between UFC Featherweight champion Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz.

Demian Maia vs. Matt Brown added to UFC Fight Night: Souza vs. Belfort

The UFC’s next trip to Brazil will feature a welterweight slobberknocker.

Matt “The Immortal” Brown vs. Demian Maia was announced Monday by UFC senior Vice President Giovani Decker. The card takes place on May 14th while now venue has been chosen as of press time.

Maia (22-6, 16-6 in UFC), who is ranked fifth in the UFC rankings has been knocking on the the door to a title shot and is currently riding a 4-fight winning streak. Maia most recently dismantled Gunnar Nelson at UFC 194 last December.

Brown (20-13, 13-7 in UFC) was recently forced from a bout with Kelvin Gastelum last November due to injury. His last fight was a first-round submission victory over Tim Means last Summer. Brown is currently ranked No. 6 in the UFC’s media generated rankings.

This card will be headlined by Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza and Vitor “The Phenom” Belfort.